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Point-of-care-testing and Clinical Governance

  • Joan Pearson


Clinical Governance is a quality framework encompassing risk management, clinical and cost effectiveness, and patient outcomes. These principles apply to point-of-care testing (POCT), which is becoming widely used within hospitals and the community. Formal regulation of POCT is variable throughout the world, but it is vital that the principles of clinical governance are followed in the implementation and management of POCT and laboratory professionals have a responsibility to advise users of POCT accordingly.

Corresponding author: Joan Pearson, Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology, Old Medical School, Leeds General Infirmary (Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust), Leeds LS1 3EX, UK


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Published Online: 2006-5-29
Published in Print: 2006-6-1

©2006 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin New York

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